Primary sources are original documents or data. A few examples of primary materials in books include documents, original accounts, diaries, personal narratives, autobiographies, biographies, letters, and interviews.
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Here are some techniques to find original material relating to immigration.
Group 1 Terms that will bring up first hand accounts:
SOURCES will find books containing original documents, letters, correspondence.
PERSONAL NARRATIVES will find first hand accounts. "This is what my experience was as an immigrant..."
DIARIES will also find first hand accounts. Personal stories.
INTERVIEWS will find journalists or historians asking questions of someone.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY will find someone's life story.
LETTERS will find a written correspondence.
Group 2 Terms relating to immigration (try singular and plurals using asterisk* i.e. immigra* will bring up immigration, immigrants)
Group 3 Terms that will bring up ethnicity. Also use singular and plural terms using an asterisk*.